Allan MacMaster, MLA for Inverness, Nova Scotia has introduced Private Member’s Bill No. 61. Its aim is to protect children on the internet from pornography.
Specifically it calls on internet service providers to automatically block websites that feature pornography and encourage its business partners to adopt filtering services, at locations where children may have access to a free wireless Internet service.
The bill states that a new broadband account with an Internet service provider must include settings for a family-friendly content filter that initially be set on, which may only be changed by an adult account holder. The Internet service providers would also be required to contact existing customers to give the option of installing the family-friendly content filter.
This is a fantastic bill, and a great opportunity to build momentum for this idea across the country.
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